Voting and Elections
The information and dates listed on this page are derived from the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Election Page.
Find your polling place based on your registered voter address. This page will also show you the exact ballot (depending on party) you will have when you vote on August 8, 2023 along with other helpful information:
(From the Office of the Mississippi Secretary of State)
Sample ballot for the 2023 General Election – (The ballot is 4 pages on-line but when a voter goes to the poll they receive one ballot front/back.)
Who is my election commissioner?
When is election day?
Primary Election day is Tuesday, August 8, 2023. Polls open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m.
General Election day is Tuesday, November 7, 2023. Polls open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m.
Runoff dates are:
Primary Runoff date (if required): Tuesday, August 29, 2023 Polls open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m.
General Runoff date (if required): Tuesday, November 28, 2023 Polls open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m.
What is the deadline to register to vote?
You must be registered to vote 30 days before any election.
- Applicants who register in person in the Circuit Clerk’s office by 5:00 PM July 10, 2023 and those who mail registration application postmarked no later than July 10, 2023 are eligible to vote in the August 8, 2023 Primary election.
- Applicants who register in person in the Circuit Clerk’s office by 5:00 PM October 9, 2023 and those who mail registration application postmarked no later than October 10, 2023 are eligible to vote in the November 7, 2023 General election.
How do I register to vote?
In Mississippi, you can register to vote in person or by mail.
- To register in person in Lafayette County, please visit the Circuit Clerk’s office.
- To register by mail, download this voter registration form: https://rb.gy/hwiizd. Fill out the form and mail or hand-deliver to the Circuit Clerk’s office at 1 Courthouse Sq., Ste. 101 Oxford, MS 38655.
- Mississippi does not offer online voter registration.
How old must I be to register to vote?
You can be 17 to register to vote, but you must be 18 by November 7, 2023, to participate in the 2023 general election.
What if I need to change my address?
To update your address by mail, download this voter registration form: https://rb.gy/hwiizd. Fill out the form and mail or hand-deliver to the Circuit Clerk’s office at 1 Courthouse Sq., Ste. 101 Oxford, MS 38655 or visit the Circuit Clerk’s office.
Can I early vote?
Mississippi does not currently allow voters to early vote.
How do I absentee vote?
You can absentee vote in-person at the Circuit Clerk’s office or can request an absentee ballot to vote by mail. An absentee voter guide can be found here. If you have any questions, please contact the Circuit Clerk’s office: 662-234-4951.
The first day to absentee vote for the General Election is Monday, September 25, 2023
Saturday Absentee Voting Dates for the November 7, 2023 General election:
- Saturday, October 7, 2023: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
- Saturday, October 28, 2023: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
- Saturday, November 4, 2023: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Last day to absentee vote in-person.)
What do I need to bring with me to vote?
You will need to bring a form of government-issued photo identification to the polls. Acceptable forms of identification include:
- A driver’s license
- A photo ID card issued by a branch, department, or entity of the State of Mississippi
- A United States passport
- A government employee ID card
- A firearms license
- A student photo ID issued by an accredited Mississippi university, college, or community/junior college
- A United States military ID
- A tribal photo ID
- Any other photo ID issued by any branch, department, agency or entity of the United States government or any State government
- A Mississippi Voter Identification Card
If you are not able to provide this form of identification, the Circuit Clerk’s Office can provide you with a Voter Identification Card free of charge.
Where can I find information about voting if I am in the military or voting from overseas?
The Mississippi Secretary of State maintains information about these: Military and Overseas Voter Information
Where do I vote?
Oxford 1: Extension Office, 70 F.D. “Buddy” East Parkway (County Road 406), Oxford, MS
Denmark-Lafayette Springs-Pine Bluff: Fire Station #11, 11 County Road 287, Oxford, MS
Yocona Community Center: 826 Highway 334, Oxford, MS
Oxford 2: Oxford Conference Center 102 Ed Perry Blvd., Oxford, MS
Philadelphia: 1301 Highway 30 East (Philadelphia Fire Station #12), Etta, MS, 38627
Oxford 3: Oxford Activity Center, 400 Price Street, Oxford, MS
Abbeville: Springfield M.B. Church, 62 County Road 106, Abbeville, MS
College Hill: College Hill Community Center, 10 County Road 130, Oxford, MS
Taylor 3: Taylor Community Center, 78 First Street, Taylor, MS
Oxford 4: Old Mall: Walmart Location, 111 Jackson Ave. West – Jackson Avenue Center, Oxford, MS
Burgess: Clear Creek Baptist Church, 46 CR 313, Oxford, MS
Anchor-Taylor 4: Green’s Shop, 177 County Road 376, Water Valley, MS
Union West: Fire Station #16, 823 County Road 313, Oxford, MS
Harmontown: Fire Station #1, 599 Highway 310, Como, MS
Oxford 5: Voting Precinct 501, 101 Center Ridge Drive (Highway 7 South), Oxford, MS
Paris: Fire Station #14, 31 County Road 430, Paris, MS
Tula: Fire Station #6, 153 County Road 436, Oxford, MS
Airport Grocery: Fire Station #3, 15 County Road 369, Oxford, MS 38655
How can I become a poll worker?
Poll working is an integral part of the voting process. Ensuring a safe, reliable and streamlined environment helps voters and election officials. To understand how you can get involved, visit: https://rb.gy/ioo4n7
Where can I get information about being a candidate for election or petitions for referenda?
Please visit the Mississippi Secretary of State website for information about candidate qualifications, finances, lobbying, and referenda.
Where can I find more information?
Additional information regarding voting procedure can be found on the Secretary of State’s website or by contacting the Circuit Clerk’s office at (662) 234-4951.